Bob and Beck bought Baxter Boatfitting Services from Jon and Lynne Monk (now happily retired) in 2015 and re-named the business Baxter Boatyard to reflect the many other jobs undertaken as well as boat fitting. 

We continue to provide a range of services and facilities, including: dry dock (12′ 6” wide), on-site welding and fabrication, carpentry and fit outs, repaints and signwriting, blacking, engine installations and services  , BSS work, plumbing and general repairs, full wharf side services, gas, coal, diesel and pump outs ( except when the canal is frozen -so is the machine) and an on-site chandlery.

We have made a few changes to the yard since we bought the business, most obviously the wharf area where Bob has built a new chandlery which will provide useful boating equipment to help our customers enjoy their time on the water. We are continuing to improve the site. Beck has planted a flower border and we hope to start filling in the blue circles soon.....

Please note: Although we are situated next to Kingfisher Marina, we are a separate business therefor not involved with its running. If you are looking for any information about the marina moorings please visit

We do not offer any D.I.Y. facilities or launching of boats.

May 2020
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September 2015